Scrap-booking is something I’ve done for years.. but mine look more like a school project than art.  A collection of ticket stubs, cards, magazine cut outs and photos taped into a A4 hard cover school book with small inked captions scrawled underneath. Sentimental yes, arty… well not so much.

This is what I call art: Maggie is a “propper” scrapbooker, the professional artistic kind.  From making die-cuts, acrilic paints, 3D nick naks, lace, pearls, paper and stencils her work is creative and AMAZING!

Maggie tutors at SENZ (Scrapbook Expo of New Zealand) and is an Executive contibutor to NZ Paper Chase which is a Scrapbooking magazine!

I specifically love her work because she shares a love of things that look grungy, vintage or have that old school classic feel about them.  I think I’m going to have to learn a thing or two about all this stuff when Maggie is next taking classes.

Lately the most creative things I’ve been doing have been making costumes.  Redecorating corsets for costumes or making little hats to complete a burlesque ensomble.  Talking to Maggie this kind of creativity, although in my opinion isn’t scrapbooking falls loosely under an “Off the Page” category of artwork.

A corset to which I covered in fabric, appliquéd applied a huge number of Swarovski crystals.

Gorgeous right?  I think so And I can’t wait to have a go myself very soon!  All photos are Maggie’s work unless othewise credited.  I’ve asked if I could interview her so hopefully I’ll have some more on the wonders of scrap-booking and all this creative craft entails soon!  Keep your eyes peeled!

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